A blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.
This wine opens with bright red fruit aromas of raspberry, cherry and dried cranberry with background notes of vanilla, clove, and bittersweet chocolate. The palate offers a concentrated core with layers of black currant, red cherry, cocoa powder and smoky oak. A full-bodied, Napa Valley Cabernet, this wine has solid structure and tannin to ensure aging potential. The addition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc adds mid-palate weight and structure along with ripe fruit notes on the nose. Winemaker Danielle Cyrot kept the lots separate through harvest and fermentation. After nineteen months in French oak (40% new) she assembled the final blend before bottling.